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Leslie Zmugg
1 year ago

Barbara “Bobbi” Shmaruk passed away on the morning of Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the age of 84 in Englewood, New Jersey. Bobbi was many things: a people personmaking friends with a stranger on most cross-country flights or cross-town bus rides, a phenomenal bowler, constantly reminding her children and grandchildren to “just aim down the middle arrow,” a devoted wife, partner, mother, aunt, grandmother, cousin, and friend, always making certain that those around her had enough flagels and felt her enduring warmth, love, and support.
Born in New York City in 1938, Bobbi spent her younger years in The Bronx and Queens, where she met her husband, Robert Shmaruk. Bobbi and Robert raised their four children in Rockland County, NY and resided there until Robert’s passing in 1993. Bobbi spent the remainder of her life in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where she met Richard Rosenberg, her loving partner of many years, monitored the traffic across the GW Bridge from her window, and eventually mastered the art of Facebook. Bobbi spent many happy decades working in a pediatrician’s office and loved nothing more than celebrating her grandchildren everyday. She will forever remain in the hearts of all those who knew her.
Bobbi is survived by loving family: her partner, Richard Rosenberg; sister, Ilene Kaplan and her husband Donald; four children: Alan Shmaruk and his wife, Dawn, Rick Shmaruk and his wife, Patti, Lori Cohen and her husband, Alan, and Leslie Zmugg and her husband, Andy; grandchildren: Jacqueline Rosetti, Ethan and Gabe Cohen, Ben and Julianna Shmaruk, and Jasper Zmugg; great grandchildren: EJ and Leo, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Thank you for all of your thoughts and well wishes. Warmly, Bobbi’s family

Miriam Luck
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. Every time I saw Bobbi it was an added bonus to getting together with
Shmaruk/Kaplan clan. Lovely and funny rolled into one. She will be missed.

Susan Ringel
1 year ago

So very sorry. She was so kind and lovely. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

Alan Vengersky
1 year ago

Bobbi was smart, sensitive, simpatico , kind, and loving. I miss her today and will continue to going forward.
I miss her already.

With affection and respect,

Pat Sanders Romano
1 year ago

Bobbi, who I have known for 70+ years, and who was a significant and much loved part of my childhood and young adulthood. Bobbi, whose path we crossed in Rockland County and who generously reached out to keep us as part of the “family” when Bob was ill. Bobbi, who was always quick with a response to Facebook postings, with caring and funny responses, especially when they could be tied to our days in Windsor Park. Bobbi, who seemed ageless, who was the center of her family, you will be so missed. Bobbi, your children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren gave you a farewell service that was a true reflection on your life. Bobbi, you raised them well. My beloved friend Ilene, I mourn with you.

Randi Raskin
1 year ago

Leslie and I grew up together in Rockland, and I always loved Bobbi. On June 11th, 1998, when I moved to Fort Lee, my first apartment purchase… what a surprise to reunite with Bobbi at the pool! She actually heard my voice while she was lying down sunbathing which she loved to do… she popped up and said…”Is that Randi Goldberg? I’d recognize that voice anywhere”. Wow and just like that after 20 years not seeing each other, it was like having a family member as a neighbor. My family and I all felt connected to Bobbi and miss her.

Fred Weck
1 year ago

God bless you and keep you Bobbi

Fred Weck